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Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics. Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information.

Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics

Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data. There are three main types of infographics – where data is presented in a timeline, where statistical data is presented in graphs or with icons, or where data is presented on a map. In order to create an infographic which will be widely shared, think about your typography, colours, and layout. Make it easy for people to understand the information that’s being provided.

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. You can also get very creative with how you display your information, and do something completely unconventional. Infographics are among the most popular modern methods of sharing information with an audience. Word Mosaic - Fun Word Collages. TagCrowd: make your own tag cloud from any text. Visualize any Text as a Network - Textexture. Juice Labs - Chart Chooser. 38 Tools For Beautiful Data Visualisations. As we enter the Big Data era, it becomes more important to properly expand our capacity to process information for analysis and communication purposes.

38 Tools For Beautiful Data Visualisations

In a business context, this is evident as good visualisation techniques can support statistical treatment of data, or even become an analysis technique. But also, can be used as a communication tool to report insights that inform decisions. Today there are plenty of tools out there that can be used to improve your data visualisation efforts at every level. Below we list a non-exhaustive list of resources. Javascript Libraries Circular Hierarchy – D3.js Python Libraries Kartograph.py – Mapsigraph – Node-link, treesMatplotlib – Most types of statistical plotsPycha – Pie chart, bar chart, area chartNetworkX – Node-link Java / PHP Web Applications TileMill – Running Map Programming Languages. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Links and reference. Kumu. Data Visualization: Modern Approaches. Teaching data visualization: Recommended readings and resources. I want to share the reading/resource list in my data visualization course; the list breaks into six sections: intro to data viz, choosing the right chart, designing a nice-looking visulization, communicating your message, tools/tips, and resources.

Teaching data visualization: Recommended readings and resources

This list will be a work in progress and all suggestions are welcomed. What One Of History's Greatest Visualizations Could Teach Us About Designing Interfaces Today. In The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte calls Charles Joseph Minard’s graphic of Napoleon in Russia one of the "best statistical drawings ever created.

What One Of History's Greatest Visualizations Could Teach Us About Designing Interfaces Today

" But what makes it so good? And what could it teach us about designing interfaces today? Before we analyze this graphic, we need to know a bit of history. The year is 1812, and Napoleon is doing pretty well for himself. He has most of Europe under his control, except for the U.K. Czar Alexander of Russia sees that Napoleon was becoming too powerful, so he refuses to participate in this embargo. Let’s look at all the data we have for this battle. Next, the temperature experienced by his troops when winter settled in on the return trip. We also have the path that his troops took to and from Moscow. Finally, here is Minard’s graphic. University of Wisconsin–Madison. "Good data visualization is all about telling a story.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

" J. Steele & N. Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives. Teaching with Visualizations.

Home - NASA Scientific Visualization Studio. 30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization. There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data.

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer's repertoire. They're not just powerful; they're easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you. Your client will never know. 1. iCharts 2. FusionCharts Suite XT is a professional and premium JavaScript chart library that enables us to create any type of chart. 3.

Modest Maps is a small, extensible, and free library for designers and developers who want to use interactive maps in their own projects. Data Visualizations, Challenges, Community. Helping students interpret visual representations of information. Update: Feb. 29, 2012 Please note: The original video we used for this post was a video podcast by Gestalten TV in which New York Times Graphics Director Steven Duenes and Graphics Editor Archie Tse describe how their team works with breaking news to create clear, concise visualizations of data for readers.

Helping students interpret visual representations of information

Since that has now been taken down, we have substituted a classic TED talk by David McCandless that we refer to in the post. We’re declaring this week Infographics Week on The Learning Network because we know how important it is for students to be able to read and interpret visual representations of information — and because The New York Times consistently creates useful and elegant examples that we think teachers across the curriculum should know about.

Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics. 50 most stunning examples of data visualization and infographics. Multimedia and Photos. Information Is Beautiful. Visualization and Statistics. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.